Keeping The Faith
The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need. He lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water. He gives me new strength. He guides me in the right paths, as he has promised. Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I will not be afraid, LORD, for you are with me. Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me. You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me; you welcome me as an honoured guest and fill my cup to the brim. I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life; and your house will be my home as long as I live. (Psalm 23)
Have you ever placed complete faith and trust in someone else? Ever flown where you have to trust the pilot can land the plane or been under general anaesthetic having to trust the surgeon will bring you back?
Why did you trust these people? Was it the 7 years of medical training followed by hundreds of surgeries or the thousands of landings under the pilot’s belt? You probably never thought about it because every day we instinctively trust people from bus drivers to gas engineers, teacher to policemen. We demonstrate that trust by following their advice whilst putting our own wellbeing in their hands.
Christians instinctively trust God and we put our wellbeing in his hands; just like the sheep here trusted their shepherd. In what ways do we demonstrate that trust through our lives? In what ways do we show others that God really does have you and me and the whole world in his hands and in the midst of a pandemic we have complete, total, trust in Him?